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Houghton Joint Council Discusses Redevelopment in the Future and Concept of a Social District

Houghton is preparing to break ground on the first large scale project as a redevelopment certified community, with the Lakeshore Drive project getting set in place. But last night’s joint council meeting focused on future redevelopment sites, and what a social district in the city could look like. The Michigan …

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Annual CCISD Plant Sale Today and Tomorrow

The Copper Country Intermediate School District has been working with adults with moderate cognitive impairments for decades, with the program starting to incorporate learning about plants and other skills over two decades ago.  “We’re a community-based program. I teach adults living skills and job skills. So the greenhouse is what …

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Houghton Boys Win U.P. D1 Golf Crown – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for additional game details. High School In golf… • Houghton won the boys team title at UP Division I Championship at Sweetgrass yesterday. It’s the second straight title for the Gremlins. Sault Ste. Marie finished second, Marquette third, and Calumet fourth. Negaunee’s Holden Meyer medaled …

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LGBT+ Keweenaw Pridefest This Saturday

The month of June is commonly known as Pride month, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.  Pride will come to Houghton for the first time on Saturday. Keweenaw Queers will host the event at the East Houghton Waterfront Park. “It’s more than just a party. It’s a celebration of being queer …

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DNR Paused Burn Permits Due To Dry Conditions

Unusually dry conditions have raised fire danger levels to high or very high around the Keweenaw. The DNR has currently stopped issuing any burn permits at the time. You do not need to do anything once burn permits are being issued again. Those looking to have a fire in the …

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South Carolina Man Takes Local Police On High Speed Chase

There were reports of a high speed chase that took place last night at 8:00. The chase began in Houghton, where the car changed direction several times before heading over the bridge into Hancock, where he was finally caught. The police say the driver, a 45 year old white male …

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Keweenaw Heartlands Blueprint Available For Public Review

With the recent changing of hands of the Keweenaw Heartlands, a new blueprint for the future of the area is being drafted, which is open for public input and review. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) invites the public to review the section of the principles and values for management of the …

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State Park Camping Kicks Off

State Park camping is just starting in the Copper Country. The Keweenaw is home to two state parks, McLain State Park in Hancock Township, and Fort Wilkins State Park in Copper Harbor. Michigan’s state parks were visited by many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of whom plan to keep …

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Houghton City Council, DDA, and Planning Commission To Have Joint Meeting

Houghton’s City Council, Downtown Development Authority, and the Planning Commission will be meeting to discuss opportunities for the city’s near future. The meeting will cover a multitude of topics, and update everyone on projects. No details are released on what discussions will take place regarding certain topics, but the meeting …

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